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RU Readers are in for a real treat today. Urban Fantasy writer C. Redwine switches gears to discuss the art of synopsis writing.
Do a search on C. Redwine or query letters and browse through her query letter critiques. Read on for C. I stared my manuscript down and felt intimidated enough to worry that while every other writer could summarize their books, I alone could not.
Failure, however, was not an option. I needed a synopsis for many of the agents I queried. After I signed with my agent, I needed a synopsis for some of the editors on our list.
And when I start a new project, my agent needs to see a general idea of what I think that project will entail. I quickly realized writing a killer synopsis was a skill I had to master. There are several rules to writing a good synopsis.
So, grab a brownie trust me, it helps and hang on for a quick crash course in what makes an excellent synopsis and how to go about writing one. What a synopsis is: It introduces only your main characters, main conflict, and basic emotional arc.
It delivers major plot twists and your ending. Your synopsis must show that your plot has layers and hangs together until the end. It mimics the pacing of your novel. What a synopsis is NOT: That way lies Synopsis Death.
How to format a synopsis: Use the same font as your novel. Times New Roman or Courier New. I prefer Times New Roman because more words fit on a page. Double space any synopsis over 1 page in length.
Introduce your main characters in the beginning paragraph s and set up the story there as well. How long is a synopsis supposed to be?
I write a 5 page and then condense rather viciously … cue brownie consumption to 2 pages so that I have one of each. If you need to condense, try these tricks: Give your main characters a one sentence intro including story set up rather than a paragraph, combine major plot elements into three paragraphs, one for each third of the book, change your font from 12 pt to 11 pt.How to Write a Synopsis of Your Novel* If you used Dramatica theory to create an outline for your novel before you started writing, writing a synopsis for your finished novel should be an easy task.
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